News tagged with phone companies

White House to keep NSA, cyber oversight together

A group reviewing the National Security Agency's surveillance programs and cyber command operations sent President Barack Obama more than 40 recommendations on intelligence collection and government spying.

Dec 14, 2013
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Locked cellphones are no longer a lock

Uncle Sam wants to hand you the keys to your cellphone. A federal agency is pressing wireless phone companies to start "unlocking" customers' phones, possibly by the time you exchange gifts for the holidays.

Nov 29, 2013
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China opposes release of WTO report on rare earths

China said Friday it opposes the release of a WTO report about its export curbs on rare earths—exotic minerals used in mobile phones and other high-tech products—following news accounts that the document rejects Beijing's ...

Nov 01, 2013
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China Telecom profit up 20 percent on 3G users

State-owned China Telecom, the country's third-biggest mobile phone operator by subscribers, said Monday that quarterly profit grew by a fifth as it continued to benefit from spending by new users of data-hungry iPhones.

Oct 28, 2013
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Microsoft 1Q profit, sales top views; shares jump

Microsoft posted quarterly revenue and earnings Thursday that easily topped Wall Street forecasts, marking a healthy start to a companywide overhaul it announced in July that should help the software giant ...

Oct 24, 2013
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Troubled telecoms: Alcatel-Lucent job cut protest

Wearing black trash bags marked with crosses, more than a thousand Alcatel-Lucent workers marched to the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday, staging a mock funeral that the chief executive warned could easily become a reality for a ...

Oct 15, 2013
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Phone charger can place user on malware alert

(Phys.org) —More smartphones, more smartphone apps, and more busy smartphone users downloading apps have become attractive magnets for malware agents. A new category has grown up, not just general malware ...

Oct 06, 2013 weblog
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The government scheme that's after your data

A little known UK government initiative is underway to release vast amounts of personal data from companies to citizens with the laudable aim of handing power to the consumer. The midata initiative aims to ...

Sep 27, 2013
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Report: NSA cracked most online encryption

The National Security Agency, working with the British government, has secretly been unraveling encryption technology that billions of Internet users rely upon to keep their electronic messages and confidential ...

Sep 05, 2013
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China Unicom 1H profit leaps 55 percent

China Unicom Ltd., one of the country's three big state-owned phone companies, said first half profit jumped by more than half as it signed up more third-generation users and customers increased their usage of mobile data ...

Aug 08, 2013
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